One thing I hear teachers say over and over is that one of their greatest challenges is meeting the needs of all their students.
Teachers are required to instruct based on various curriculum and grade level standards, but what if their students’ readiness levels don’t meet those requirements? Some students may not have the necessary background knowledge or skills to learn grade-level content. Others may have already mastered it, or will do so in a fraction of the time that other students can. According to many of the teachers I work with, the gap between student proficiency levels continues to widen and we all know that COVID-19’s impact on education is not helping.